Brooklyn avenues, 1-28

This article only covers the numbered north-south avenues in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Major avenues have their own linked articles while minor streets are discussed below. Unless specified all avenues have two-lanes for two-way traffic.

1st Avenue

1st Avenue extends from 39th Street to the entrance of the Brooklyn Army Terminal at 58th Street. Rail tracks are embedded among the cobblestones or asphalt for most of its length.

2nd Avenue

2nd Avenue exists in two segments. It orignates at a dead-end north of 5th Street in Gowanus and runs to an intersection with Hamilton Avenue directly under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway viaduct. The second portion of the avenue stretches from 28th Street in Sunset Park to just south of 64th Street at the Bay Ridge border where it becomes Ridge Boulevard. This second segment of the avenue contains sections of embedded rail track serving the numerous industrial buildings in the area.

3rd Avenue

3rd Avenue is an important avenue in Brooklyn, streching from Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn to the foot of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at Shore Road in Bay Ridge.

4th Avenue

4th Avenue is a major, divided thoroughfare which stretches 6 miles (9.7 km) north to south from the intersection created by Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn, to Shore Road and the Belt Parkway in Bay Ridge. The BMT Fourth Avenue Line runs under most its length.

5th Avenue

5th Avenue is an important thoroughfare which runs north to south for 5.5 miles from its intersection with Atlantic Avenue in Fort Greene just southeast of Downtown Brooklyn through the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Sunset Park where it is a shopping street, to its end at a merger with Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge.

6th Avenue

6th Avenue exists in three segments. The first segment runs as a one-lane, one-way avenue from Atlantic Avenue till Flatbush Avenue where it becomes a two-lane, two-way avenue until 24th Street where its path is impeded by the Green-Wood Cemetery. The second and third segments run as a two-lane, two-way avenue. The second segment stretches for two blocks from 39th Street to 41st Street where its path is impeded by Sunset Park. The third segment begins on the other side of the park at 44th Street and ends at a triangle with Fort Hamilton Parkway between 83rd and 84th streets.

7th Avenue

7th Avenue exists in three segments. The first segment runs from a triangle intersection with Flatbush Avenue to 24th Street. Between 23rd Street and 24th Street the avenue has two-lanes traveling one-way northbound since its path is impeded by the Green-Wood Cemetery. The second segment connects 36th and 37th streets on the opposite side of the cemetery. The final segment runs from 39th Street to Cropsey Avenue. After crossing the intersection 7th Avenue traffic divides as it becomes the service road for the Gowanus Expressway which runs as an open-cut between the northbound and southbound traffic lanes. The northbound side contains two-lanes while the southbound side contains three-lanes. After Fort Hamilton Parkway cuts diagonally across the expressway and avenue, 7th Avenue continues southbound towards the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Hamilton while the expressway continues towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The avenue runs as a four-lane, two-way avenue until its terminus from 81 Street.

8th Avenue

8th Avenue is an important thoroughfare an commercial avenue.

9th Avenue

9th Avenue exists in three segments. The first segment runs from 37th Street to 61st Street where its path is impeded by the open cut right-of-way of the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Transit subway and the freight only Bay Ridge Branch of the Long Island Railroad. The second segment runs from the opposite of the tracks at 62nd Street to 66th Street where the avenue's path is once again impeded, this time, by Leif Ericson Park. The third and final segment runs from the opposite side of the park at 67th Street two-blocks south to 69th Street/Bay Ridge Avenue.

10th Avenue

10th Avenue exists in five segments. The first segment runs as a southbound two-lane, two-way avenue from Prospect Park Southwest to 18th Street where its path is impeded by the Prospect Expressway. The second segment also contains two-lanes traveling one-way southbound from 19th Street to 20th Street and McDonald Avenue. In theory the first and second segments are connected but only by a pedestrian overpass of the expressway. The following three segments are two-lane and two-way. The third segment runs from at dead-end north of 38th Street to 52nd Street. The fourth segment runs for two blocks from 59th Street to 61st Street where its path is impeded by the open-cut of the BMT Sea Beach Line and the Bay Ridge Branch of the Long Island Railroad. The fifth segment runs from the opposite side of the tracks at 62nd Street to 86th Street.

11th Avenue

11th Avenue exists in two segments. The first segment runs as a northbound two-lane, one-way avenue from Prospect Park Southwest to 19th Street where it continues as Terrace Place. The second segment runs as a two-lane, one-way avenue for one block between 45th and 46th streets but then changes to a two-way street until its terminus at 86th Street.

12th Avenue

12th Avenue exists in two segments. The first segment runs from Dahill Road to 61st Street where its path is impeded by the open-cut right-of-way of the BMT Sea Beach Line and the Bay Ridge Branch of the Long Island Railroad.It continues its route on the opposite side of the tracks at 62nd Street to its terminus at 86th Street.

13th Avenue

13th Avenue extends from 36th Street to 86th Street. It runs one-way southbound from 36th Street to 60th Street. South of 60th Street, 13th Avenue becomes two-way.

14th Avenue

14th Avenue extends from Church Avenue to Cropsey Avenue. It runs one-way on two lanes northbound from Church Avenue to 60th Street. South of 60th Street, 14th Avenue becomes two-way.

15th Avenue

15th Avenue extends from Dahill Road to Shore Road Extension.

16th Avenue

16th Avenue extends from Dahill Road to Shore Road Extension.

17th Avenue

17th Avenue extends from Dahill Road to 17th Court.

18th Avenue/Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard

18th Avenue/Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard begins at Coney Island Avenue as a continuation of Ditmas Boulevard ending at Shore Road Extension,

19th Avenue

19th Avenue begins at 47th Street as a continuation of Parkville Avenue and exists in two segments. The first segment runs from 47th Street to a dead-end just south of 48th Street at the tracks of the Bay Ridge Branch of the Long Island Railroad. The second segment runs from a dead-end on the opposite side of the tracks to Shore Road Extension.

20th Avenue

20th Avenue extends from McDonald Avenue to Shore Road Extension.

21st Avenue

21st Avenue extends from Dahill Road and 53rd Street to Shore Road Extension.

22nd Avenue

22nd Avenue is known as Bay Parkway.

23rd Avenue

23rd Avenue extends from Stillwell Avenue to Cropsey Avenue.

24th Avenue

24th Avenue exists in three segments. The first segment runs as a two-lane, two-way avenue from Stillwell Avenue to Cropsey Avenue. The second segment, runs as a northbound, one-lane, one-way avenue one block from Cropsey Avenue to the westbound Shore Parkway Service Road and the third is simply a dead-end off the eastbound Shore Parkway Service Road.

25th Avenue

25th Avenue exists in two segments. The first segment runs from Stillwell Avenue to the westbound Shore Parkway Service Road. The second segment runs from the eastbound Shore Parkway Service Road till it terminates at a dead-end at the waterfront.

26th Avenue

26th Avenue extends from Stillwell Avenue to the eastbound Shore Parkway Service Road.

27th Avenue

27th Avenue extends from from Stillwell Avenue to the westbound Shore Parkway Service Road.

28th Avenue

28th Avenue extends for two blocks from Stillwell Avenue to Cropsey Avenue.


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